Japan’s weekend box office numbers are in!
According to Anime News Network, the much-advertised Cells at Work! movie, Tokubetsu Jōei-ban “Hataraku Saibō!!” Saikyō no Teki, Futatabi. Karada no Naka wa “Chō” Ōsawagi!, came in at number 10 for its opening weekend.
Doraemon the Movie: Nobita’s New Dinosaur has been out for five weeks, and was at the number 2 spot.
Kyou Kara Ore Wa!!, a live-action adaptation of a gag manga, held steady at number 4.
Fate/stay night: Heaven’s Feel III. spring song, which had previously been at number 6, made its way up to number 5.
The movies Yowamushi Pedal and Love Me, Love Me Not, both based on manga, have been edged out of the top ten, but are still in theaters and selling their fair share of tickets.
Movie-going isn’t the same during COVID, but people are still attending. Do any of these movies catch your interest for something you’d like to watch?
Source: Anime News Network
Danica Davidson is the author of the bestselling Manga Art for Beginners with artist Melanie Westin, and its sequel, Manga Art for Intermediates, with professional Japanese mangaka Rena Saiya. Check out her other comics and books at www.danicadavidson.com.